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Last year was a great one for me, in terms of travel, because it was filled with a number of “firsts” — my first time on both Jamaican and Asian soil for starters. And as I write this now, I’m also experiencing another corner of the world for the first time, French Polynesia, consequently getting an early start on my 2010 best-of-the-best list. As for my favorite travel excursions of last year, they were plentiful but, I’ve narrowed it down to the top five. Here they are in no particular order.
Kicking It in Seoul
Taekwondo practitioners from Seoul's Kukkiwon
“Um, kick?” I squeaked back at him.
With the audience looking on and the host encouraging me, I didn’t have much of a choice but to give that piece of wood a whooping — to my eternal amazement, I broke the plank in two.
The Berlin Underground
Art on display at Tacheles, a multi-level underground art gallery in Berlin
A Wake-Up Call in Tokyo
Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo
A Chilling Experience in China
The snow-covered Great Wall of China
Albuquerque Sound Off
Hot air ballooning in Albuquerque